Minister for Environment, Lisa Neville, and Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Anthony Carbines, today announced the Andrews Labor Government is seeking expressions of interest to fill important catchment management appointments.
Appointments are now open for Victoria’s 10 catchment management authority (CMA) boards and the Victorian Catchment Management Council (VCMC).
Up to 45 board member positions across the CMAs, along with the position of Chair of the Glenelg Hopkins CMA Board, are being advertised. CMA boards are responsible for the strategic planning, policies and management oversight of CMAs.
The Chair and up to eight members of the Victorian Catchment Management Council are also being advertised.
The VCMC is responsible for advising the Labor Government on the condition of land and water resources and priorities for catchment management.
The Labor Government is committed to ensuring the diversity of boards reflects diversity in the community. Women, Indigenous people, people with a disability, young people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for the positions.
For more information about the appointment process go to
Quotes attributable to Minister for Environment, Lisa Neville
"Catchment Management Authorities have an important role in making our environment healthy, supporting environmental sustainability, jobs and growth."
"We believe our public boards should reflect society, with 50% of future appointments to be women. This is a great opportunity for outstanding women to put their hand up and contribute."
Quotes attributable to Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Anthony Carbines
"The VCMC is tasked with making sure our rivers are healthy and our catchments are sustainable and productive."
"Water is part of our lifestyle, we need to preserve it. We will work with the new VCMC members to protect our rivers and lakes."
Reviewed 19 August 2020